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remembering his days in berlin. german troops have arrived in turkey to take part in the nato deployment of patriot missiles on the border with syria. turkey is a member of the nato military alliance and asked its partners for help, saying it is concerned about further deadly rocket attacks from syrian territory. >> dutch and u.s. troops will also be taking part in the mission, which nato says is a purely defensive measure. critics say it is likely to raise tensions in the region already on the edge. iranian and u.s. forces facing off in the strait of hormuz and with the war in syria and dragging on. >> a plane carrying german and dutch troops touched down in turkey as their right to prepare the deployment of nato patriot missiles. earlier, the missile batteries were loaded onto ships. this would be the first time germany has deployed its patriot missiles for anything other than training exercises. >> we have received orders to get the systems operational and respond to any situations as they arise. >> there will be stationed about 500 kilometers north of the syrian border. they can arri
in the new york times on the front page about how the levels of anxiety about nato troop withdrawals, each story is written about the most exposed areas, the areas that were last cleared and will be the most exposed to taliban return and the story is about high levels of anxiety and concern and pessimism and i am not arguing that that isn't correct, just that it is not reflective of the attitude of most of the country so far as it can be determined. just to end on what we're looking forward to their two transitions coming up, the transmission promote u.s. and nato led combat operation, afghan let operation and the transition from cause i -- karzai government to someone else's government. the latter is the more dangerous and difficult and the more uncertain. i don't think the afghan army is going to run away in 2014, but it is possible the afghan government will collapse as the result of a failed transition. i don't mean the election will be regular necessarily. the regular election could produce a very unstable results. it is at two round system and it is plausible the first round would ha
. there is the transition from a u.s. and nato-led operation to afghan-led operations, and the transition from a karzai government to a somebody else- led government. the later transition is by far the more dangerous and difficult, and the more uncertain. i do not think the afghan army is going to run away in 2014, but it is possible the afghan government will collapse in 2014, as the result of a failed transition. by that, i do not mean the election will be irregular, necessarily. a regular election could produce an unusual result. it is a two-round system. it is possible that in the first round, he would have 58 candidates. --25 candidates. none would get more than 10% of the vote. you have a second round of two candidates, neither of whom had gotten 10% of the vote. that kind of result probably would not be enough to hold the country together. i think the concern about corruption in the government is accurate, real, and valid. but it does miss the point that it is as much corruption as formal institutions that hold that country together. karzai has built an effective patronage network that allows hi
's a possibility of spreading wildfires in the days to come. >>> nato members are rolling out more military hardware to deal with any possible fallout from the conflict in syria. turkey is boostininin defenses. the trucks carrying the equipment left monday from a base in the southern part of the netherlands. the u.s., germany, and netherlands agreed in december to send a total of six air defense batteries to turkey to protect their nato ally. dutch chief of defense general tom mittendorf says the threat of syrian missiles landing across the border is increasing. the convoy of batteries is scheduled to arrive in turkey in less than three weeks. the location is about 100 kilometers from the border with syria. this is the first time since the iraq war that nato has deployed its patriot missiles in turkey. >>> a group including the executive chairman of internet search giant google has begun a four-day visit to north korea. the visit is for humanitarian purposes. analysts say the group will likely discuss developing the i.t. industry in the country. eric schmidt is traveling with bill richardso
jean paul palomeros, nato commander. very pleased to have you with us. we have the ceo of a group. thank you for joining us. general, i have to start with you. this is about the evolution of warfare and you are the man in charge of nato. talk about the issue that you see and the challenges of what nato has two due to adapt to the adaptrld -- has to do to to the new world. >> first, during the few days, the future has been unpredictable. let's try to enable it. armed forces today are facing a tremendous challenge. the world is changing. the environment is ever adapting. the risk out there -- what is the answer? many are working on forces that are well-trained. at the joint and combined level. these forces rely on their adaptive capabilities. how do we do that with this goal constraints? -- fiscal constraints? we focus on three things, which are related. firstly, a more effective command and control chain. from the political level done to the troops level. this is mission command. secondly, relevant intelligence. which would be able to feed the chain of command. in the most faster w
reports... the momentous visst ccmeesas the withdrawal of u-- 3nd nato troops approaches. thank you very much ...i don't know if you would'vv had a chance to see a few days ago &ppis choice? afghan president hamid karzai has made the rounds in washington this weekk.here mmetinn with secretary of state hillary clinton thursday for dinnerr and a bbief photooop...the tto evenn rading health ssories about dehydration..foolowinn ccinton's receet medicaa ordeel that kept her away from thursday at the pentagon, panetta ann other top military prass welcomed he afghan leader.. sources say president karzai arrived with a wish list of military equipment including drones, helicopters and othhr hardware to ensure nato forces leave at the end of 2014. what we talked about beeoodda wish list of equipmenttit's fair to say that we made some very good progressson alllthe ey issuee that we discusssd. our meeting i beeieve willlhelp lay the ground work or president karzaiiin his discussions tomorrow witt presideet obama from the hhur long discussion, the u-s wanted assurances that thh taliban ould not b
that one that did not come up was nato. is it relevant? is it a relic? how can we rejuvenate it? >> the one risk is your rep. -- the one risk is europe. it is extraordinary. we complain endlessly that our european allies are not spending enough, which is true. they are fighting with us. we might prefer the aggressive posture. who would agree that in the mid- 1990's when senator lieberman said you are out of air or out of business they would be talking about afghanistan. europe is one of the world's great economic powers. it is in our interest to keep it friendly. how much effort it takes to do that, i do not know. you could never create nato if we had to start all over again. it has seen us through good times and bad. a modest effort to stay engaged and keep our allies engaged and to have it there should there be some serious problems and eastern europe is a good thing. >> this builds on something i learned from reading. i am inclined to agree. it is out of the mainstream of both political parties. nato expansion makes me nervous. the steps that have been taking so far would not be worth th
to the aggression. the u.s. agreed to deploy more powerful missiles in south ko a korea. >>> nato personnel are rolling out more hardware to deal with the possible fall out from the civil war in syria. missiles are rumbling toward turkey to strengthen air defenses. the trucks carrying the equipment left monday from a base in the netherlands. dutch, american and german officials agreed last month to send six air defense batteries to turkey to protect their nato ally. >> we have seen the use of missiles within syria several times against the civil population, and these missiles, they do have a reach of hundreds of kilometers, so they can reach 30 cities. and turkey is very concerned about that. >> the convoy is scheduled to arrive in the turkish town of adona in the next month. they are 30 kilometres above the syrian border. this is the first time they have brought missiles into turkey. >>> we've been starting off the new year finding out about people in japan who are considered front runners in their fields. numiko saya is the focus of our next story. she spent years working on peace in conq
.s. department of defense report stated only one of 23 italians is ready to fight alone without help from nato forces -- only one of 23 battalions is ready to fight alone with help from nato forces. the u.s. military has had its own of isolated cases. is the afghan forces that will take over complete responsibility for security in this country. to help them do that, they need to win the respect of the population. >> rebels in the central african republic have occupied two more towns ahead of peace talks in the next few days. that is despite calls from the international community to pull out of the captured territories. the coalition of militias have taken two towns. reports say government soldiers put up no resistance. reports from northern ireland say shots were fired at the police in a third night of violent protests. loyalists fought with officers in east belfast over the decision to stop flying the british union flag. one man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. this report is from northern ireland. >> for all of these excesses of the peace process, sectarian anger simmers.
in the netherlands. >> and emotional goodbye for the families. these are the first in a large nato deployment involving u.s. forces. the mission comes after turkey asked for help protecting southeastern cities from of possible chemical or missile attack. >> this is the threat on turkey's side, because they put in the request for nato, and it could be a threat by ballistic missiles. >> the missiles and troops will be responsible for defending a city around 120 kilometers from the syrian border. the americans will be just 50 kilometers north of the syrian border. iran, a regional ally, has denounced the employment as a provocation, while some suggest it could deter the government from attacking syrian civilians living near the border, but those involved are clear this is a defensive mission only. >> we are 20 kilometers from the syrian border, and our weapon system can just defend the city close to where we are deployed. the system is not able to defend people, so we are not even able to defend an issue that far. >> this is the personal kit started its journey to turkey. the military hardware i
, they're expected to discuss the withdrawal of u.s. troops and nato troops in 2014. officials say that the obama administration is considering leaving behind a minimal force, after security is handed over the afghans. karzai is expected to arrive with a wish list of both financial and military aid. he'll also be bringing with him a list of complaints. karzai's clash with the u.s. over treatment of afghan prisoners in u.s. custody just two days ago. in an interview with nbc, karzai was critical of what he described of continued attacks on afghan villages. much of the insecurity in his country is because of the u.s. and nato presence there. >>> overseas news, the u.s. is rejecting a peace plan from syrian president basha rshgbash. he said yesterday, blamed his country's struggles on the opposition. the u.s. state department in a very diplomatic response said that his plan is quote detached from reality. >>> all right, as always let us know why you're up watching this program. shoot me an e-mail. or tweet me at mark halperin. >>> still ahead here on "way too early" robert griffin iii
, but first, some news around the world. a nato mission to deploy air missiles to turkey is under way. the u.s., the netherlands, and germany are each providing a two missile batteries. turkey requested aid to defend itself against possible spillover from the civil war in neighboring syria. the u.s. congress has approved just under $10 billion in aid to the victims of superstar sandy. the senate earlier approved a $60 billion package. the speaker of the house of representatives called off a vote on that bill, incurring the anger of fellow republicans in the states hardest hit, new york and new jersey. the young pakistani education activist has been released from a british hospital three months after being shot by the pakistani taliban. she has made a remarkable recovery and reconstructive surgery was scheduled for next month. she was struck by the taliban because of her advocacy for girls' education. we start with ski jumping in sports. an austrian has won the third leg in the four hills tournament. he is looking good to retain his four hills crown prepared heading into the -- his four hills
comment on afghanistan's role in it? >> i would like to talk about nato patrol, longer term. -- nato's when the recruitment process started and the security situation was not as challenging as it is today, a lot of the people and listed from the provinces many from the south and north, and some of the leadership of the ministry of defense belong to the people of the north. in the beginning there was some imbalances and the composition and formation of the ministry of defense in the afghan security forces. there is a system in place and extensive efforts to recruit from the provinces of the south. some of these efforts are successful. as you can imagine if you put yourself as chairman in afghanistan, if you enlist as an afghan, you face different levels of [inaudible] the province is quiet. the taliban are not operating. there's less threat against you and your family. therefore despite the inferences being made, we still have challenges to recruit a member -- members of the security forces from those provinces. we purposely go and try to recruit students from the south or places [ind
of the u.s. contribution to nato's response of turkey asking for extra defensive help along that very volatile border with syria. holland and germany also expected to both contribute to patriot missile batteries and hundreds of troops to support that particular deployment. what this does is put the world's largest military machine, nato, right on the doorstep of this very brittle and brutal 21-month-long civil war. syrian regime shells landing inside turkey, prompting turkey's request to nato. that tension has died down. what has changed is the escalation in the conflict. rebels in the north pressing down hard on friday on a helicopter base, which they're trying to take to stop the regime's ability to project air power across the north. as the assad regime gets more desperate, many are concerned they'll reach into their arsenal, perhaps as the more deadly weapons inside, chemical weapons, which they deny having, scud-type missiles have already been used. purely to defend turkey, nato says. at the end of the day, as some say, they have skin in the game. perhaps were a shell to go astra
with you, since this is about the evolution of warfare and you're the man of nato and in charge of making it all happen. talk to us if you would, frame the issue in terms of what you see as the challenges, what nato has to do to adapt to the new world. >> first and foremost, we heard during those few days that the future is very unpredictable to let's try just to enable it as key enabler for doing that. our onlied forces today are facing tremendous challenge. the world is changing. the environment is ever adapting, the threat is multifaceted. the risks are there. so what is the answer? the answer is with nato, israeli working on more giant, responsive, connected forces, well-trained, and at joint and combined level and forces, how we do that in a harsh constraint, fiscal constraint in in our point of view, focus on three trends will are related to the panel here. first and foremost, a more effective command and control chain. coming from the political level down to the politician level giving the power to the executive level to do the mission. this is mission command. secondly, a reliable
the level of troops that stay or go. it's a replay of what happened in iraq. >> if we leave, nato is out. i mean, the nato countries are not going to stay there a second war. >> they're leaving anyway. >> anyway. they're looking for any -- >> that's absolutely right. i think that the president is, look, the surge and the president's surge, i talk a lot with national security council people at the time. they need to give a gut fourchlg the taliban, to try to reshape the environment there, and to try to maneuver the various players in the region towards negotiated outcome because there was no military outcome. that seems not to have gone well. in the absence of that, what is the strategic course? the strategic course is now to minimize american vulnerability in these areas. not walk afrom afghanistan, as has happened in the past. try to give afghanistan some choices, but for security and to try to get away from what i think is the free riding problem where president obama is free riding on security, and not moving governments forward to get other stake holding in the rest of the country. i th
into n.a.t.o. i also subsequently said if you accept that strategy proposition and recommendations then these would be the resources that i think would be required. 30, 40,000 force. >> sean: didn't get them. >> eventually what i got was 30,000 american forces and pressure from the the united states and n.a.t.o. allies to make up the additional 10. >> sean: you know what scares me? you said you were not confident after all these years of the outcome in afghanistan. that's frightening to me. >> it's extraordinarily difficult and i believe that much more needs to be done. i think the government of afghanistan has got to step up more. i think our pakistani allies have got to continue to shape their behavior. i think there's every possibility for afghanistan to move forward and come out successfully, but there's tremendous risk that it won't. >> sean: you also talked about a conference call that you had with president obama and you were one of a few people, if not the only person that you knew, that spoke out against the stated withdrawal date. explain why you thought that was a bad id
combat forces by the end of 2014. general john allen, the commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan, has laid out a range of troop level options to president obama, from as high as 20,000 to as low as 6,000, to stay on to train afghan soldiers and fight al qaeda. white house officials are said to favor fewer troops. this week, deputy national security adviser ben rhodes even suggested it's possible that no americans will stay. the president declined to name a number today. >> i'm still getting recommendations from the pentagon and our commanders on the ground in terms of what that would look like. and when we have more information about that, i will be describing that to the american people. >> woodruff: in november, the u.s. and afghanistan started negotiations on a so-called "bilateral security agreement" to govern any future american military role. u.s. officials have insisted that any troops who do stay must have legal protection, as the president said again today. >> we have arrangements like this with countries all around the world, and nowhere do we have any ki
and that that was something we were going to stick to. we also had to change attitudes with our partners in nato, we had to convinc people this could be done. and that with the right approach we could do it. we had to change attitudes in pakistan. we had to convince the pakistani government and populous that a stable afghanistan not under a taliban rule was in their interest and that the nato istaff mission was achievable because it was one thing for the pakistanis to generally wish we would succeed but in the summer of 2009 they didn't believe we could or would and they were hedging their bets to avoid paying the price if we didn't. of course we had to affect the american populous. we had to show parents where their sons and daughters were in a very difficult war a long way away. the first thing we had to was change people's attitude and say this is a new ball game. we're going to do this more seriously. we are going to do this right. we are going to focus and we are going to take everybody's interests into account. we can succeed and we will succeed. >> rose: success would be defined as? >> an afghan
. i think people now understand that it's either keeping troops in nato or cutting medicare, and i think the american people are on the side of medicare. >> if hagel gets confirmed, do you think you could help him do the job of reforming at the pentagon and saving some money? >> yes, i think -- well, in the first few months -- i won't be there long enough even if i get it. but the job there is to run interference for him. by the way, some basic politics, you understand, chris, cutting existing weapons systems with all the web of contracts out there can be hard, but what you can do is not start new ones. it's easier to block projects that shouldn't be done going forward than to start them, and i certainly will be there. i hope he's going to continue to support the notion of an early withdrawal from afghanistan, not keep 20,000 troops there forever at a cost of billions, and finally i think it's time to re-examine a nuclear deterrent which we still maintain basically at the strength we needed to defeat a fully nuclear armed soviet union and the troops in europe. i misspoke when i sai
since the nato summit last spring in chicago. today was focused on defining the mission and hashing out who will have what authorities after 2014. talk of troop levels was not supposed to be on the table. 66,000 u.s. troops are currently on the ground in afghanistan. the rrg goal was to leave between 9,000 and 15,000 there in support and training roles but the obama white house is now saying that they're talking about even lower numbers about 3,000 or 4,000. there's also talk of a zero option, bringing all u.s. troops home from afghanistan but some on the ground there say that could lead to an all-out civil war and taliban takeover. as for president karzai, he said he would like to see levels around 15,000 but today suggested numbers are less important than u.s. cooperation and supplying the them with tanks and drones. how much will it all cost? already the u.s. and allies pledged $16 billion in civilian aid and military ops on top of $642 billion the u.s. spent since 9/11 and 2,100 u.s. lives lost. let's start with kristen welker. what are you hearing came out of the meeting? >> report
to get through it. >> about a month ago a secretary general of nato said syria's government is approaching collapse. were you there and do you agree with that? what do you think? is that the case? >> no. i don't believe that's the case. the regime is still quite strong. the regime controls damascus, they are quite well in control. they control half of aleppo the city i was in. the regime is not in danger of collapse. it could take two or three years. >> you were walking through the streets of aleppo with a man in an area that typically would be packed with people. i want to play another moment here. you're with this man. he put it into terms americans understand. let's watch that. >> you know what it means, the center of the city? can you imagine one street like that? this is the heart of the city. it is very bad when your heart stops. >> the heart of the city stopped. he stays's bad when your heart stops. how are people there surviving day to day? >> well, there's parts of the city that look like that. there are parts that are abandoned. there's just a few old abandoned cat
nato allies. so there are many unanswered questions that i hope go far beyond how many troops are there. right now we have about 65,000. will we go to 10, 20? how long will be stay there? what will be the mission and mostly what we need to make sure is that what afghanistan needs is close air support because ground troops alone is not going to be able to fight against the taliban, al-qaeda, extremists all kinds of phak factions trying to take over the country. we can't his honor the blood and treasure shed in afghanistan up to now by quickly withdrawing and leaving it less safe. >> i want to read to you a report produced by our great pentagon producer justin fishel last friday. he wrote "the white house is not considering any option that would leave more than 10,000 american troops in afghanistan beyond 2014. ". a senior administration official and senior military force told fox news despite reports that the administration could leave a much larger footprint after that deadline for handing over security to the afghans. there you have it. 10,000 s what we are reportedly hearing from the
nato forces leave at the end of next year. >> frigid out there when you are outside and you need the heater on in the car. >> what a way to wake up. >> what are we facing? >> colder temperatures this morning and colder tomorrow morning. outside i will show what you is going on, a little frost out there driving into work. my thermometer was down to 28 in san ramon valley. from the east bay hills, it is clear. live doppler 7 hd shows a lack of radar but there are a few high clouds right this. that is also helping to keep the temperatures up a little bit in the north bay and across san francisco. as you head toward the ocean you can see that is where a few of the radar returns are but they are few and far between and they will stay up to the north today. as far as the temperatures, 31 in napa and 30 in fairfield, and a lot of mid-to-upper 30's around livermore and concord and santa rosa and low-to-mid 40's else where. monterey bay has breezes and mid-30's around construction and salinas and 47 is the warm spot in monterey. another freeze tonight and tomorrow night but check this out
defense batteries put in place by nato to protect against possible syrian missile strikes. the syrian military has been using scud missiles in recent weeks against rebel forces, and some have been fired at cities near the turkish border. >>> in england, the 15-year-old pakistani girl who was shot and almost killed by the taliban for promoting girls' education was released from the hospital today. the attack in october led to worldwide condemnation, and an outpouring of sympathy for her cause. nbc's keir simmons has more tonight. >> reporter: malala walking from the hospital today. a strong woman, her doctors say, making excellent progress. in pictures released by the hospital, the affection of her nurses is evident. >> i think it's fantastic news she has come out of the hospital. and it's actually particularly a relief to her family. >> reporter: family members in the uk have visited regularly but doctors decided living with them would help her recovery. >> they were finding it difficult to properly educate her in the hospital. so they wanted her to be even more with the family, becau
gone into this. it is not just the united states. it is the u.s. and nato policy for continuation of a presence past 2014. is it a combat presence? no. it is a support to counter terrorism and a training program. the distinction between that and the combat provinces in the eye of the beholder. >> you have been following afghanistan for over a decade. your new book is "talibanistan." is that how you see the future of the country? >> luckily not. if you look at polling data, most afghans did not want the taliban. they want some negotiated settlement. it will have another election with a high turnout and they're all the things that have gone right. we know what has gone wrong. whether it is very few minds or it is girls in schools. i was there when the taliban were in power. the good news gets excused -- of scared. >> thanks for coming in. afghanistan the focus of attention. i will be discussed at both meetings at the white house. a quick look at other news from around the world. president chavez will not be attending this thursday's story in of his third term. he will miss the cerem
-american sentiment has a long tradition in greece, and the country's entry into nato was not without controversy, but today, the deputy mayor remembers the advantages to having a foreign military presence here. many young people had jobs at the military base. many americans lived outside and vented flats' in town here. sometimes there were even weddings, and some of our young women ended up going to america. >> at the 11-kilometer mark, we find the vineyard of spiro scarlatina is, who says that this kind of grave was being made here as far back as the battle against the persians, but even a victorious past like that is of little avail to the winegrower -- this kind of grape. >> wine used to be in national temple in greece, but it has become a luxury. after -- how can people who have seen their wage cut by half still afford a glass of wine? >> but he is not ready to throw in the towel just yet. he hopes the marathon label might help his selection of wines find fans abroad. at a fruit and vegetable stand at the 18-kilometer mark, we meet a 22-year-old egyptian who fled to greece four years ago. si
. on the other hand, it is about controlling money, troops, missions. he is not happy about how nato and the americans conduct emissions and raids. often he does not know about them. often civilians get killed in the process, so he is unhappy about that. >> what will happen after 2014? >> that is the $1 million question. actually it is the $1 trillion question. that is how much the united states will have paid at the end of 2014 for this long list of wars that have ever had. what they have to show for it is 2000 dead soldiers and many more who were injured and came home traumatized. this war is not popular with americans. leading the troops there, they'll have to answer the question how much good it will do to leave a limited number of soldiers in the country? we have heard all kinds of numbers from 20,000 to zero. that is unlikely. it will probably be between 2500-9000. those are the numbers we have been hearing from the white house. the definitive answer will have to wait for a couple of months. >> max, thank you. rebels in syria said they have seized a ministry airbase from govern
on nato and afghan troops killing one british soldier which happened in the most violent prove fins in the -- providence in the country. officials say the number of insider attacks has increased dramatically in reason months. >> the colorado movie theater massacre will be back in court if his case heads to trial. it was an emotional day in court as they testified as officers broke down in tears as they recalled the horrific scene on july 20thth when 12 people were killed and 20 others injured. the hearing is expected to last until friday. >>> four people are recovering this morning after they got hurt when four people crashed into a livermore hospital. it was outside the strings cafe and that the car was actually in reverse. it plowed slew the dining room and out the back of the restaurant. one person suffered a broken leg and three others received minor injuries. >>> gearing up for the nfc playoff game, they are all decked out and 49er fans are scrambling to get tickets. they are showing up for thousands of dollars each and they are expected that fisherman's wharf and hard rock caf
. patriot missile systems. the work was german and dutch forces after turkey asked nato for help. more than 2 million syrians, one in 10, are thought to have fled the fighting. around 1 million have gone abroad and others are an emergency camps inside syria. they do not have enough supplies as winter temperatures start to bite. more on the situation. >> waiting for the nations in the town of [indiscernible] thousands of displaced syrians have fled bombings in idlib and hamas, seeking refuge here. these clothes are not warm enough to deal with harsh winter conditions. the food parcels are meager. it is a tragic situation. it would get for lives of all read it every four days. it is a very bad day. >> medical staff -- they are scarce. this rebel fighter needs urgent surgery. >> this is the only pharmacy in town and its shelves are empty. >> there is not a single doctor here. that is what i set up this pharmacy. we badly need a baby milk. >> most of the donations come from charities in turkey. largely insufficient are the number of those homeless keeps rising. unless turkey builds new cans or
alone, without help from nato forces. of course, it's not just afghan forces that have been caught on video abusing the bodies of the dead. the u.s. military has had its own isolated cases. but it is the afghan forces who will soon take over complete responsibility for security in this country. and to help them do that, they need to win the respect of the population they serve. bernard smith, al jazeera, kabul. >> south african president said his government will send 400 troops to the central african republic to help assist with the demobilization of rebel groups. protesters gathered on the streets on saturday calling for a peaceful solution to the crisis. talks between the government and rebels are set to begin on tuesday. rebels known as the selectia coalition taking control of 11 towns in less then a month. andrew simmons joins me live now from the capital bangy. andrew, lovely to see you. what can you tell us about the south african troops? >> well, there is a development, interesting one and one that has caused several sources we have spoken to, to suggest that this consternat
beliefs the u.s. and nato failed to make afghanistan more secure. karzai is meeting with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton today. >>> it's unclear whether the man accused of opening fire in a colorado movie theater will be arraigned today. lawyers for james holmes say that he is not ready to enter a plea. a judge ruled yesterday that there is enough evidence to put holmes on trial. >>> half of the world's food goes to waste. that's according to a new study out of britain. it says that food is lost in production with insufficient weighs of getting it there or wasted by consumers completely. many people threw away as much as half of what they buy at the store. >>> today we are expected to learn more from the cdc on growing flu epidemic among children there have been 18 deaths reported so far this season. from coast to coast americans are waging a losing battle against the nasty flu strain. doctors overrun with patients are running low on flu shots and tests as the virus continues to spread. more than 180 million vaccine doses has been distributed worldwide but clinics
the scenes in afghanistan for sometime now with the nato commanders in kabul. they have said for sometime that by mid-2013, it does seem they brought it back a bit to spring of 2013 wanting all of afghanistan transitioned in to afghan hands, giving the americans and the international forces in the country a support role, in the background, basically that means that the afghans will be the ones on the ground. they will be the ones that will be fighting the insurgency in afghanistan and when they need help that's when they call the forces to help them. so this news is big in the sense of it's only a couple of months before what they've been talking about but we have to see if afghanistan's really going to be ready for it. we have seen nato casualties dropping in the last year in 2012 but we have seen afghan forces, their casualties and deaths rising drastically. >> david, the president says he's still getting recommendations of the pentagon and military commanders on the ground regarding the troop levels after 2014. he says that would come at a separate announcement. much is written and sai
are there at turkey's request as part of the nato deployment reinforcing defenses along the country's border with syria. the missiles are on the way and will be operational toward the end of january. meanwhile, inside syria, the bloodshed continues. people caught up in this latest explosion race to help the victims. it's believed this is the aftermath of an air strike that hit a gas station four days ago. at least 30 people were killed here. just north of the city, two days later, another gas station went up in flames. it's thought this blast was caused by a car bomb. no one has claimed responsibility. the violence in syria continues as forces loyal to president bashar al assad fight over territory with rebel groups. footage of summary executions can be found on the internet. where this film comes from is uncertain. here two rebels are tortured by men in military uniform and killed. >> every day, the death toll mounts. the united nations estimates 20,000 have been killed and they estimated true figure is probably much higher. >> more than half a million have fled the bloodshed and kreshtly l
conditions throughout are catastrophic. >>> turkey requested the anti aircraft system from nato to help defends itself during the war in syria. three nato companies are providing patriot missell systems they should be operational by the end of the month. >>> in spain thousands of medical workers marched in madrid to protest plans to privatize parts of spain health care. they say the national health service belongs to the people not the government. >>> a ski area planned to expand runs into a roadblock in tahoe. plus-- >> from rare genetic diseases to general concern. >>> plus temperatures are drop look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse
. >>> turkey requested the anti aircraft system from nato to help defends itself during the war in syria. three nato companies are providing patriot missell systems they should be operational by the end of the month. >>> in spain thousands of medical workers marched in madrid to protest plans to privatize parts of spain health care. they say the national health service belongs to the people not the government. >>> a ski area planned to expand runs into a roadblock in tahoe. plus-- >> from rare genetic diseases to general concern. >>> pl >>> officers from the california department of fish and wildlife today tranquilized a mountain lion. that mountain lion was spotted near a school. families with children and pets were asked to stay inside as they tracked the animal with a helicopters. they managed to subdue the mountain lion with tranquilizer guns. >>> police are trying to offer transparency but the family is not satisfied. >> i don't think we've talked to anybody that believes the stories we're telling. >> officers don't shoot and kill anyone. they don't shoot anyone unless they're absolutely
up by the u.s. and nato. >> that's right. at the nato conference, they pledged to at least ten years of providing beginning $4.1 billion a year, $2.5 billion of that coming from the u.s. but i think it's important for us to recognize as we criticize president karzai, we're not there for the benefit of president karzai. we're there for the benefit of the united states. as long as there is a threat that comes from afghanistan, al qaeda, as long as afghanistan could be in the future used as a potential safe haven against people in the united states, we're there, we have to recognize that we're there.safee united states, we're there, we have to recognize that we're there. and we have to remember first principles. we're there for the defense of the american mainland and american people. >> always good to get your thoughts. appreciate it, sir. >> take care. >>> in december russias passed a law banning u.s. adoptions. that left hundreds in limbo wondering what were happening to the children they were already in the process of adopting. now there may be some hope for those people. >>> one pr
telling, however that one term that did not come up so far in term of the strategy and budget is nato. is it relative? how could we rejuvenate it? >> it's not ab -- [inaudible] as they say. you know, the one reason the world it seems to me we can pivot from for the most part, but with risk, certainly risk, is europe. maybe that's assuming way too much in term of the ability it achieved. it is exfor the record their. we complain endlessly that the european allies aren't spending enough which is, i guess true. they are fighting with us and taking casualty with us. we might prefer more a-- aggressive posture. who would have dreamed back in the mid 1990 when senator lugar was saying about nato you are out of area of business. who would have dreamed they would be fighting in afghanistan. i think it's valuable. i think it's the case with the trouble and europe and the collectivity as one of the world's great economic power. it's in our interest to keep it stability. it's in our interest to keep it friendly. how much effort it takes to do that, i don't know. you could never create nato had f
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